South Florida Thunder Join American Arena League For 2020
South Florida has EVERYTHING and recently, The South Florida Thunder announced that they are joining the American ARena League and will begin their 2020 season in a few month, and they need players NOW.
In late March, The Thunder will join some other teams in the Eastern portion of the United States and take part in the 2020 campaign for the American Arena League.
“It’s probably one of the most exciting football experiences you can have,” owner Avion Hale said in a press release. “It’s fast-paced and in your face.”
Since the Thunder don’t have an indoor facility to host contests during the eight-game regular season, the league will allow them to play three outdoor home games this season. The team will have to replicate the dimensions and boundary walls for arena football. No venue has been selected yet, but owner Avion Hale said Jupiter High School is a possibility since it has a turf field.
Tally Adams will serve as coach for Thunder, bringing 22 years of coaching and playing experience in arena football. He’ll be responsible for helping build the roster for the fledgling franchise.
Since they don’t currently have any players, the team will hold open tryouts on Dec. 21 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Fort Lauderdale’s Joseph C. Carter Park. Registration, which costs $75, will begin at 11 a.m.
“Our first goal is to try and reach the guys fresh out of local colleges,” Hale said. “FAU, FIU, Miami-Dade, all the local colleges of players who didn’t get a chance to get into the draft or have an opportunity to move forward. [This] will give them a platform to actually build some national exposure.”
South Florida’s first game will take place on March 21. For more info CLICK HERE.